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Matilda - signed in the year of publication by  Roald [Quentin Blake] Dahl - Signed First Edition - 1988 - from John Atkinson Books (SKU: 11390)

Matilda - signed in the year of publication

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Matilda - signed in the year of publication

by Dahl, Roald [Quentin Blake]

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About This Item

London: Cape, 1988. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1988. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Quentin Blake. A very good book. Red cloth boards with titles to spine in gilt. Some compression of spine tips, rubbed and rounded at corners, bumped on lower leading edge (affecting first few pages) and minor marks. Internally bright, crisp and clean. Inscribed and signed by the author: 'To Olivia, with lots of love Roald Dahl 24 May 1988'. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little bumping to the corners. To add to the poignancy of the inscription, Dahl's eldest daughter, who died of measles in 1962, was also called Olivia. Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the of its first publication and formed the basis of the 1996 Danny Devito film of the same name, and the successful stage musical which opened at the RSC Courtyard in Stratford Upon Avon in 2010. Dahl signed few books, although they can be found. Signed firsts of Matilda, signed in the year of publication, are very hard to find.

Synopsis

Roald Dahl does it again with his tale of little Matilda . Matilda is a genius. She knows that, and so does her teacher Miss Honey, but every other adult in her life is short-sighted and mean.  Can this odd, lovable little girl manage to find a better family to live with? Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury (1989) , Books I Loved Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards for Read Aloud (1990), Younger Readers (1997) (1990) , Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (1991) , Blue Peter Book Award for Voter's Award - Book that Made Me Laugh the Loudest (2000) , Red House Children's Book Award (1989) ...more Red House Children's Book Award (1989) , Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award for Book Award (1991) , Massachusetts Children's Book Award (1992) , Nevada Young Readers' Award for Intermediate Category (1992) , Beehive Awards for Children's Fiction (1991) , Virginia Readers' Choice for Elementary (1990) , Indian Paintbrush Book Award (1991)

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Bookseller
John Atkinson Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
11390
Title
Matilda - signed in the year of publication
Author
Dahl, Roald [Quentin Blake]
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Cape
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1988

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